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ETYMOLOGY  OF  LOCAL 2JAMES.                                              3^7
s* vat-par; Hasan-pur; Ibrahim-pnr; *Isa-pur, founded by Mirza'Isa Tarkhan,
Governor of Matkara in 1629 A. D.; Jaion-pur ; Jagadis-pnr, founded by a
Par&sar, Jagadeva, whose descendants are still on the sr>o and claim no ^reat
antiquity; Jamalpnr; Jogi-pur ; Kalyanpur ; Kiisim-pur ; KLan-pnr ; Kisiian-
par, recently settled from the village of Kiirab; Lai-par; Mar^har-pur ;
Mohan-pur; Mubarak-pur; Mozaffar-pur ; XaLi-pnr; Xasir-pur : Xdr-rur ;
Rae-pnr ; Salyid-par ; Siialiab-pnr; Shah-pur ; Shahzdd-pur : Shorpur ; lay-
yibpnr, and Zakariya-pur. Of these 43 villages, 35 are certainly quite modern :
as to the remaining 8 nothing can be affirmed positively.
The 6th and last pargtina, Sa'dabad, contains 123 villages, of which 31
liave the ending pur; riz.? Abhay-purs., of modern Jat foundation ; Bagii-pur,
founded 300 years ago by a Jat named Bagb-raj ; Bahadur-pur ; Bijai-pur:
Cliainar-pura; Dbak-pura ; Fatlraliah-pur ; GMtam-pnr, founded la tie T>ilgn.
of Shahjahan ; Hasan-pur ; Idai-pur : Mababat-pur ; ^lakan-pur; 3Ianik-pnr,
of modern Jat foundation ; Mfr-]iur ; Narayan-pur, ninned. after a G.jsain of
modem date; !Narayan Das : ^Naslr-piir ; Naair-rmr; Nau-pura ; Rae-pura. of
modern Tliaknr foundation ; It'mi-pnra, recently settled from Sahr/nu, by a
Braliman named Man Mall; Kathid-pur ; Sala-pur, founded by a Brah:nari named
Sabaia ; Saliin-par ; Samad-pur, settled not many generations ago by a Jat
named S&vadh&n ; Sarniast-pnr; Shuhbaz-pur; ISher-pur, Sithara-pur, a modern
off-siioot of Ganinira ; Sultan-pur ; Tsij-pur ; and Zari-pura. Of these 31 names,
5 are doubtful, ihe other 26 are proved to be rsioderit,
Adding up the results thus obtained, we find that there are in the whole
district 172 villages that exhibit the termination pury and of these as many as
141 are either obviously of modern ori*jsn, or are declared to be so by local
tradition. It is also worthy of notice that in the above lists there lias frequently
been occasion to mention tlie nuni*1 or tLe parent settlement from which a more
recent colony lias been derived ; but in no tingle instance doe* rite older name
show the pur ending. Yet pra or puri is no new ward, nor is its use as a local
affix new ; on the contrary we have the clearest literary proof that it lias been
very largely so employed from tire very commencement of the Aryan occupa-
tion, of India. What, then, lias become of all the older names in which It once
appeared ? It is inconceivable that both name and place should in every
instance have been so utterly destroyed as not to leave a trace bcliind ; and we are
thus forced to accept the alternative conclusion, that the affix lias in course of
time so coalesced with the former part of the compound, that it ceases to be
readily distingnlsliabie iron* it Kow of names that are presumably ancient, it
will be found that a considerable proportion terminate in oli, auK9 aur, auri.